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Old 03-21-2011, 07:01 PM   #281
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Had a great time with the ride. This was my first time coming to MH event. My first time on a group ride and my first time to get on a track. The weather was fantastic and the ride was a lot of fun. Getting to take the bike on the track was also a really great experience.

There were times that I had to play a bit of catch up on the ride but with a group that size I suppose that is the nature of the beast.
Yea, I never went 10 mph over the speed limit, unless it was to pass a car. Traffic and signal lights do tend to break up large groups. Glad you had a good experience
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:44 PM   #282
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The Busa was in my group. In the class session he mentioned it being a lot of motorcycle to throw around. Having now ridden both the VFR and SV650 on a track, the simplest thing is that the SV doesn't tire you out as quickly. Just a lot less momentum to change direction. I've found that I can throw the SV harder into a turn but with less effort than the VFR. When I throw the VFR in hard to a corner, I almost have to be careful and not overdo it because the momentum of the lean will try to take it all the way to the ground. If you mess up on the lighter bike it's easier to correct the mistake. And oh yeah, the VFR will drag a peg real quick if you don't get out of the saddle!

The VFR still is a lot of fun. I ride the SV and think, "man this is light and fun". Then I get back on the VFR and think, "man this is comfortable and smooth".
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:46 PM   #283
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The Busa was in my group. In the class session he mentioned it being a lot of motorcycle to throw around. Having now ridden both the VFR and SV650 on a track, the simplest thing is that the SV doesn't tire you out as quickly. Just a lot less momentum to change direction. I've found that I can throw the SV harder into a turn but with less effort than the VFR. When I throw the VFR in hard to a corner, I almost have to be careful and not overdo it because the momentum of the lean will try to take it all the way to the ground. If you mess up on the lighter bike it's easier to correct the mistake. And oh yeah, the VFR will drag a peg real quick if you don't get out of the saddle!

The VFR still is a lot of fun. I ride the SV and think, "man this is light and fun". Then I get back on the VFR and think, "man this is comfortable and smooth".
Yeah ok. I am buying another bike. A light one..
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:29 AM   #284
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Heavier bikes require more countersteering input, and more weight shift to counter the centrifugal force. Wheelbase also affects ease of directional changes.

Tire profile and chassis setup go a long way towards making them easier to flick... I like my "big" bike...
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:34 AM   #285
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1000cc bikes are better for big tracks, most bikes I saw at the track were 600's & 750's. I wouldnt ride a 1000 at the track unless I plan on making a career of it, and go for the podium, other than that I'll take the 600.
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